prose or poetry?

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prose or poetry?

Post by clemonz » Wed Jan 29, 2014 9:07 pm

"It is not necessary that a poem should rely on its music, but if it does rely on its music that music must be such as will delight the expert."

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Re: prose or poetry?

Post by Travis » Wed Jan 29, 2014 9:37 pm

"The literary dispute soon grew into a banal conflict..."

It was a banal conflict to begin with...
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Re: prose or poetry?

Post by violajsilver » Mon May 30, 2016 5:39 am

Prose is all about accumulation (a morality of work), while poetry as it is practiced today is about the isolation of feelings (an aesthetics of omission). Among other things, prose is principally an ethical project, while poetry is amoral, a tampering with truths which the world of prose (and its naturalistic approach to mimesis) takes for granted. Poetry creates its own truth, which at times is the same truth as the world’s, and sometimes not. Whatever the case, its mimesis is always a rearrangement, at a molecular level, of that axis between the “seen” and the “felt” (that coal chute which connects the childish eye to the Socratic heart), which, were it not for poetry, with its misguided elenchus, would remain obscured.
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